Computer Case be quiet! Silent Base 600 Overview (Part II)

Internal structure

The motherboard compartment is located above the power supply unit. In this regard, everything is quite standard for a Mid Tower class. A large cutout is made in a tray behind a CPU socket, to allow installation of a CPU cooling system directly into the case; a backplate mount (thrust-pad located on the back side of the motherboard) is used for this purpose.


The four large slots in a tray, equipped with the silicone membrane, are designed for proper cable management which looks very promising here. Plugs of expansion slots are attached by thumbscrews. The front part holds a hard disks’ basket for three drives.


At the back side a slot in a tray can be clearly seen to access cable management system slot. Also, the rear side contains two tool kits for installation of solid-state drives and size 2.5" hard disks.


The side cover is made of 0.7 mm steel, and from the inside has a thick vibration and noise absorbing coating. The recess in the …

E-Book Ectaco JetBook Color Review

The concept of reading has changed dramatically with the emergence of electronic books in the IT market. Nowadays millions of people view e-books as the real discovery as they totally replace libraries and weighty books. These devices are portative tools for reading not only at home but also when on the move. Ectaco JetBook Color developers exceeded their competitors and introduced a revolutionary solution in the form of electronic book with color display. Moreover, Ectaco JetBook Color functions as the tutorial containing a large amount of educational information.



Design and Delivery Set


Ectaco JetBook Color design is distinguished by its elegance and precision, irrespective of the solid dimensions. The faceplate of the e-book is made of glossy plastic and has rounded facets. The back panel has a patterned surface which resembles a leather cover; such cover makes the device easy in handling. All basic control buttons are localized on the black band under the screen. The …

Xigmatek to Launch Alfar Chassis This Month

Xigmatek is on the verge of launching its new series of chassis, codenamed Alfar. The series consists of three models which differentiate from each other by the color of insertions on the frontal grid (black, white and orange). The casing itself is made of steel and painted totally black. All three enclosures are designed in mid-tower form factor and are ready to accept motherboards of mini-ITX, micro-ATX and ATX dimensions.



Xigmatek Alfar houses seven PCI expansion slots, can accept CPU coolers of up to 160 mm in height, graphics cards of up to 320 mm in length, and a standard power supply unit. The chassis are furnished with three external 5.25-inch drive bays, four internal 2.5-inch bays, and analogous number of bays for 3.5-inch drives. Interface panel is located on the top board and accommodates a couple of USB 3.0 ports and standard 3.5 mm audio sockets.


The nominal delivery set of Xigmatek Alfar contains two 120 mm fans, located on the frontal and rear boards; …
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